FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2018
SIX MEN CONVICTED IN AUGUST OF LOITERING WITH INTENT TO COMMIT PROSTITUTION OR AGREEING TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION
*Conviction details of sex purchasers are featured on the OCDA website
SANTA ANA, Calif. – TheOrange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted six men in August 2018 of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in each of these cases approached a woman whom they believed to be a prostitute, or loitered in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. All of the defendants below agreed to engage, or loitered with the intent to engage, in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement. The OCDA website has been updated with the details of these convictions from last month.
Booking photos, when available, and conviction details of defendants on the sex purchasers section of the OCDA’s website and can be found at: https://orangecountyda.org/media/sexpurchasers.asp.
- Jason Anthony Macias, 47, Garden Grove
- Filemon Zethdebron Pallus, 30, Tustin
- Ezekial Joseph Bennett, 35, Irvine
- Jose Carmensoto, 26, Garden Grove
- Isidro Nahun Fuentes Molina, 23, Santa Ana
- Nahin Rosales Rodela, 35, Garden Grove
The Garden Grove Police Department (GGPD), Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), andSanta Ana Police Department (SAPD)investigated these cases, as well as the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF). Members of the OCHTTF and the OCDA work proactively to protect women and minors from falling victim to commercial sexual exploitation. OCHTTF is a partnership between the APD, California Highway Patrol, Costa Mesa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations,Irvine Police Department, Newport Beach Police Department, OCDA, OCSD, SAPD, and community and non-profit partners.
Deputy District Attorney Kathleen McHale of the HEAT Unit prosecuted these cases.